The Montreal Canadiens have joined the remainder of the league in these last-minute signings, with Michael Frolik becoming a member of the group on a one-year deal.
There was discuss round that Marc Bergevin wasn’t accomplished including to the Montreal Canadiens roster. Jake Allen, Josh Anderson, Tyler Toffoli and Joel Edmundson had been the large acquisitions of the summer time, nevertheless it’s roster depth that helps you within the playoffs, and it seems to be as if Bergevin is assured this group can go far. And therefore we’ve the Habs signing Michael Frolik to a one-year deal value $700,000.
Frolik is a left-winger who began his NHL profession with the Florida Panthers after being taken 10th total by them within the 2006 NHL Draft earlier than transferring on to Chicago. He additionally spent the vast majority of his NHL profession in Western Canada, largely enjoying for the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets. His newest season was a 19-game stint with the Buffalo Sabres placing up a objective and three assists in four video games after the commerce deadline.
The 27-year-old has usually been a middle-six ahead all through his profession. His two-way play is dependable to an extent as he’s a streaky scorer. Frolik can go on a run of targets then disappear from the scoreboard for lengthy stretches. Nonetheless, he’s a accountable participant, and his velocity isn’t talked about sufficient.
On the floor, Frolik seems to be to be a participant who can fill in on the fourth line, however he additionally seems to be like a participant destined to be on the taxi squad. Coaching camp will reply these questions.
Claude Julien might see loads of worth in a participant who can slot in up and down the lineup. Once more, his inconsistencies in scoring are one factor, although; being able the place he gained’t be relied on to attain must be a constructive.